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Test and Evaluation Policy

General T&E Policy can be found in DoDI 5000.02

  • DT&E in Enclosure 4
  • OT&E and LFT&E in Enclosure 5​
  • DoDI 5134.17 establishes policy, assigns responsibilities and functions, and prescribes relationships and authorities for the DASD(DT&E).
  • DoDI 5142.02 establishes responsibilities, functions, relationships, and authorities of the DOT&E under the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by sections 113 and 139 of title 10, United States Code.

General T&E Guides

  • DAG - Chapter 8
  • T&E Management Guide - The TEMG is designed to assist Government and industry personnel in executing their management responsibilities relative to the T&E support of defense systems and facilitate learning during DAU coursework.

Air Force T&E Policy

  • Test & Evaluation Process, Air Force Policy Directive 99-1 (June 2018)
  • Capabilities-Based T&E, Air Force Instruction 99-103 (November 2019)

Army T&E Policy

  • Test & Evaluation Policy, Army 73-1 (June 2018) 

Navy T&E Policy

T&E in Contracts

TEMP Guidance

Cybersecurity T&E

Foreign Comparative Testing



Scientific Test & Analysis Techniques (STAT)

  • STAT Center of Excellence (Air Force Institute of Technology) - The Center of Excellence works with acquisition program managers and the program's Chief Developmental Tester to improve test effectiveness and ensure efficient use of scarce resources. Utilizing a combination of rigorous scientific methods and lessons learned, the COE determines where test designs can be improved and efficiencies gained, and then applies this knowledge to the program's T& E strategy development.
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